St. Croix Sensory, Inc. (www.fivesenses.com) has offered to host local section members for a live viewing of the first AIHA webinar. The laboratory is dedicated to practicing state-of-the-art sensory evaluation and to advancing the science of sensory perception.
For interested and available attendees, a lab tour will be available immediately following the webinar,
That Stinks! - Investigating Odor Complaints
Earn 1 Contact Hour
This webinar will present information for industrial hygienists on the process of evaluating spaces for odors. On occasion, the industrial hygienist is asked to find the source of a localized, transitory or wide-spread odor in a facility. Most industrial hygienists have their go-to list of how to evaluate for the odors. While many odors fit typical categories that industrial hygienists evaluate for, other odors are outside the typical – and the industrial hygienist is left with a space with an odor and uncertainty of how to proceed. This webinar will outline a systematic process of how to evaluate the odors from collecting subjective and objective information, evaluating site conditions for potential sources, determining whether sampling is appropriate (and what to sample), appropriate controls, and interpreting results. As part of the investigation process presentation, a discussion of odor thresholds will be included.